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Company recalls Silk soymilk due to possible fatal reaction

Company recalls Silk soymilk due to possible fatal reaction
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:56am

WhiteWave foods is recalling half gallon containers of Silk Light Original Soymilk because the product may contain almond milk.

It's possible people with severe allergies could run the risk of dying if they have an allergic reaction to almond in the milk. The company believes about 21,400 units have already been shipped to retailers and wholesalers in a long list of states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

The corporation has yet to report any illnesses.

The mistake was made due to a packaging error. It is not due to the manufacturing process.

The half gallon containers are printed with “use by” dates of either June 22, 2014 or June 23, 2014 (printed as 06/22/14 or 06/23/14) on the front of the carton above the pour spout and a Universal Product Code (UPC) of 25293 60101 on the back of the package. This recall only applies to the plant codes listed below.

  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 1
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 5 2
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 3
  • 06/22 or 23/14 hh:mm 48-0994 EH3 – 4 4 

Consumers should look for UPC information on the back of the individual half gallons and the lot codes on the front of the half gallon above the pour spout. 

Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to WhiteWave. Consumers who purchased the product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Company at 1-866-663-4349 during extended business hours May 19, 2014 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm central time. Beginning Thursday, May 22, 2014 consumers with questions can contact the Company from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm central time Monday-Friday. 

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